Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, June 17th from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm. The event will be hosted by Altra Credit Union at 1600 Madison Street. There is no cost to attend this event.
Please call the Chamber of Commerce at (931) 647-2331 for more information or to register for these events.
The Disaster Recovery Center (FEMA), located at the Montgomery County Civic Hall will be closing on Saturday, June 12th. SBA will be moving over to the training room, next to the Trustee’s Office in Veterans Plaza for another week or so.
Anyone needing to file or appeal need to do so immediately.
On June 12th, 2010 at the Getsome Coffee Shop – 3862 Trenton Road, Clarksville, TN from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm the Coffee Party of Clarksville, TN will host a “Coffee with Candidates Forum”
This forum will give the public the opportunity to hear the candidates’ views on some of the very important issues that are affecting our community. «Read the rest of this article»
Richview Middle School Principal Appointed
Lisa Clark has been named Principal at Richview Middle School, replacing Mary Gist who announced her resignation this week to take a principalship in Williamson County.
Clark has been assistant principal at Richview for two years. She formerly served as assistant principal at Glenellen Elementary.
Clark earned her M.A. in educational administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University, where she also earned her B.S. in elementary education. Prior to her administrative experience at Glenellen, Clark served as an academic coach and math teacher at Richview. She also worked as an elementary school teacher at Sango.
It was more a question of when, not if, five-time Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam was going to make a late-season charge. Heading into the Tennessee Triumph this week, the planet’s best angler was in 26th in the Angler of the Year standings. Respectable for mere mortals, yes, but for VanDam, it wasn’t good enough.
But this week looked like an obvious springboard. VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., has posted first-, second- and third-place finishes on Kentucky Lake in the three previous Bassmaster competitions here. A Wednesday limit of 25 pounds, 0 ounces, on the fish factory has him in the catbird seat to start the week. Just ounces off the pace, Rick Morris of Lake Gaston, Va., registered 24-15 and sits in second.
Unlike in years past on Kentucky, things have been a struggle thus far, VanDam said. The current didn’t run until late in the day and the bass aren’t schooling up and prone to quick flurries, most likely due to the recent flooding.
“It’s not easy out there,” said VanDam, a three-time Bassmaster Classic champion. “The areas that I typically go to have been beat to pieces. The biggest thing that has changed is everyone has the equipment to find fish out here. And it shows. But you still have to know what to throw and how to throw it to get the big bites.”
The outpour of community involvement has been extraordinary throughout the flood recovery process. On May 3rd, 2010, Mayor Johnny Piper called upon the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency as the lead agency in coordinating volunteer efforts for the flood victims. «Read the rest of this article»
For 16 years, Vicki Ranck has taught art to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at Montgomery Central Middle School, and she relies on her experience as an Austin Peay State University alumnus to motivate the young artists in her classroom.
“We had an excellent art program and professors at our disposal at APSU,” she said. “I tell (the students) my room is set up like a ‘mini’ APSU in that there are centers of study to explore.”
Ranck’s analogy of a “mini APSU” however extends beyond her classroom to encapsulate the three campuses off Highway 49 that make up Montgomery Central Elementary, Middle and High schools. Or rather, a “mini APSU art department” resides in those buildings because Ranck is one of four APSU alumni teaching art at those schools. «Read the rest of this article»
Child Care Providers that offer Transportation put on Alert during Summer Months
Nashville, TN — In a renewed effort to ensure that comprehensive transportation rules are being followed, as well as remaining extra vigilant to keep children safe during hot summer days, child care providers across Tennessee who transport children will face increased inspections again this summer. The Department of Human Services licensing staff is cracking down with extra monitoring visits to providers who transport children. Those caught breaking the rules face a range of penalties, from being put on notice, probation or suspension of their operation.
Last summer more than 475 visits were conducted and 70 agencies were “Put on Notice” for violations that ranged from failure to conduct a walk-through to not reconciling the transportation logs. While violations have become less severe in the years since the transportation crackdowns began in 2003, DHS is not letting up. «Read the rest of this article»
Fremont Insurance offers tips to make your car less appealing to auto thieves
FREMONT, MI — The first day of summer arrives later this month and as temperatures heat up, it can be tempting to leave the windows on your car open just a crack to alleviate the heat. According to automobile insurers, however, you may as well leave a sign on the car that reads “Steal Me” as cracked windows are an open invitation to car thieves, providing easy access with virtually no damage to the vehicle. A motor vehicle is stolen every 28.8 seconds in the USA with a price tag of more than $7.5 billion. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Michigan ranks fifth in auto thefts behind only California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona with more than 50,000 vehicles stolen each year. «Read the rest of this article»
A chemist, research scientist and physical therapist are among the group of over 25 individuals making a career change this summer to become a teacher through the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teach Tennessee program. Teach Tennessee is a statewide transitional licensure program created by Governor Phil Bredesen that addresses the need for classroom teachers by challenging mid-career professionals, retirees and others to teach.
Twenty-eight “Governor’s Fellows” from 20 Tennessee counties, Alabama and Florida will begin their training this week to earn certification to teach this fall.
“These types of focused, skilled, professional instructors are exactly what we need in the classroom as we move forward with implementation of the STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – initiatives of Race to the Top,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. «Read the rest of this article»
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